Michael Mosher PhD

Professor of Political Science Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science


Michael Mosher's interests focus upon the history of political philosophy with an emphasis upon the enlightenment philosophe and founding father of the social sciences, Baron Charles-Louis de Montesquieu and his many disciples and critics, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, James Madison, G. W. F. Hegel, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Emile Durkheim. He has also published studies regarding contemporary concerns with civil society, rights and justice. Currently Mosher is working with others on a book (at Cambridge University Press, Sankar Muthu ed.) that looks at the issues of empire in the context of the history of modern Western political thought.

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Harvard University
A.B., University of California-Berkeley

Japan-U.S. Security Treaty Study Group
American Studies Subcommittee, U.S. Japan Conference on Educational and Cultural Interchange

HON 2013 History and Philosophy of Science
POL 2023 European Politics
POL 2083 Western Political Thought I
POL 2093 Western Political Thought II
POL 2403 Us and the Others: Thinking About Politics
POL 3043 American Political Thought
POL 3353 Politics and Culture of Japan
POL 4033 Seminar in the History of Political Thought
POL 4973 Senior Project